Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Democracy is the road to socialism.
I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.
A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Good laws lead to the making of better ones; bad ones bring about worse.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Democracy... while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.
Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are
If you ever injected truth into politics you would have no politics.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.